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By On September 24th, 2018

Enlarged hypothalamus linked to depression and bipolar disorder

Over the past decade, significant progress has been made in discovering and understanding the biological processes that can make a person more at risk for depression and bipolar disorder. In particular, it is clear that those most predisposed to developing depression show a distinct issue with regulating the endogenous stress response system, referred to as…

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By On December 13th, 2017

Researchers claim there are five types of depression and anxiety

Depression and anxiety have always been difficult to really describe or quantify for both patients and clinical professionals because the conditions can be so amorphous. While some people with depression may struggle with some symptoms, others may have a completely different experience. Yet, the limited understanding and diagnostic tools mental health workers have been relying…

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By On January 18th, 2017

Depression May Be As Bad For Your Heart As Obesity

Estimates from the World Health Organization suggest approximately 350 million people around the world live with depression. It is one of the most prevalent mental illnesses and can be mentally debilitating, but many don’t know it can also have a physical impact. Depression can affect numerous parts of the body such as sleep, appetite, and…

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By On January 5th, 2016

Video Explains The Difference Between Depression and Feeling Depressed

Depression is one of the most common mental illnesses, impacting the lives of up to 10 percent of the population in their lifetimes. However, it is still poorly understood by most. For those who haven’t experienced depression it can be difficult to understand the difference between feeling down and clinical depression, which may be a…

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By On August 21st, 2015

A Happy Friend Group May Help Teens Avoid Depression

They say a smile is contagious, but it turns out there may be more to the phrase than you might think. According to a new study published this week, teenagers who surround themselves with friends who are in a positive mood potentially reduce their own risk of developing depression and may even improve their ability…

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By On August 13th, 2015

Depression-Related Sleep Problems May Be Relieved With Exercise

Two recently identified blood biomarkers have allowed researchers to discover that aerobic exercise can significantly reduce excessive daytime sleepiness, one of the most common symptoms of depression. The researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas discovered two unique biological markers indicative of excessive daytime sleepiness, formally known as hypersomnia. Hypersomnia is…

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By On February 17th, 2015

Binge-Watching TV May Be a Sign of Depression

Who doesn’t like to occasionally use a quiet weekend to relax on the couch and watch a season of one of their favorite shows? Surveys have shown over 60% of Americans admit to regularly binging on shows like House of Cards or Orange is the New Black, but new research shows it might be a…

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By On January 8th, 2015

High Levels of Childhood Guilt Linked To Mental Illness and Brain Changes

Excessive guilt has a well-documented link to adult depression, but new findings published in JAMA Psychiatry suggest issues with excessive guilt in adolescence may indicate a higher risk for future mental illness, including depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and bipolar disorder. According to the report, the connection between guilt and future mental illness is caused…

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By On November 12th, 2014

Depression Is Having a Detrimental Effect on American Workers

Depression is estimated to affect more than 20 percent of all Americans in their lifetime, and a new survey shows the widespread disease is also having an effect on workplace productivity. More than a third of the respondents said they needed time off from work because of depression and many others struggle with staying focused…

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